FUNDRAISING UPDATE: To protect our staff and supporters and reduce the spread of coronavirus, we have temporarily suspended our organised events due to take place until September. If you were due to take part in an event taking place before September, would like any support with planning your future fundraising event or need any advice or ideas how to fundraise during the coronavirus outbreak, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help your local air ambulance keep flying and saving lives
Thank you for choosing to fundraise for the North West Air Ambulance Charity. Now, more than ever before, we need your help and support to ensure we continue flying to save lives!
It’s our 21st birthday this year and we can’t wait to celebrate it with you! We understand that fundraising may seem a little complicated right now, but our fundraising team are on hand to make the process as easy as possible.
We would recommend, wherever possible, that fundraisers are done in a virtual way. There’s plenty of ways for us to be creative – from ladies who lunch zoom calls to live gaming sessions – we’re looking forward to adventuring into the virtual world together!
Due to Covid-19 we’ve added a few changes to our fundraising process to ensure that we keep our volunteers, supporters, staff and the public as safe as possible. These include needing a Risk Assessment to be completed for any fundraisers where more than one household will come together. Please don’t worry – the fundraising team will be there to work together with you on this.
Wherever possible we’d ask that donations are made in a contactless way:
Whilst we’re excited to help you on your fundraising journey, we need to make sure that we do so in the safest possible way. Government Guidelines change frequently and we would ask that you keep checking them to make sure that you are following the latest recommendations in terms of social distancing, health and safety and hygiene measures. We recommend checking the following website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
As with many industries, we have needed to utilise the Government Furlough Scheme. The majority of our fundraising team have been furloughed so that we can focus our resources on flying to save lives. Your contact may not therefore be as local as we would like, however we have a core team waiting to support you. They can be contacted by email email@example.com and by phone 0800 587 4570.
Ask for donations instead of presents for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings or Christmas
Whether it’s a tea party, a buffet, a barbecue or by inviting one of our speakers to give a talk, ask your guests them to make a donation in return for good food or entertainment
Whether through an online auction site, a car boot sale or by donating to our charity shops
Take on a challenge and ask your friends and family support. It could be anything from a run to shaving your head!
Stay in on an evening you would normally go out, and donate the money you’ve saved to the North West Air Ambulance.
Attend one of our events – there are a wide range of events taking place in aid of the North West Air Ambulance.
to find out if your employer has a matched funding scheme. Many companies match £1 for £1 up to a set amount for employees who take part in fundraising for charity